Spine 2023: What’s On
KINDNESS: 10 APRIL – 10 MAY 2023
Launching on 10 April 2023, SPINE Festival 2023 continues the exploration of KINDNESS with children and families in sixteen London boroughs. This year features spoken word and arts activities delivered by local artists, touring poetry SPIN show, a series of engaging workshops and imaginative events by SPINE’s 16 Artists in Residence.
This year will also see the festival’s inaugural ‘Kindness Poetry Competition’ judged by this year’s SPINE 2023 Ambassador Joseph Coelho (Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate 2022-2024) in each partnering borough.
The competition has now closed, and we will be announcing at the start of the festival.
These exciting take place throughout the month of 10 April to 10 May. The programme will be announced in February 2023.
The following boroughs will be participating next year:
Brent ● Bromley ● Ealing ● Greenwich ● Hammersmith and Fulham ● Harrow ● Islington ● Kensington and Chelsea ● Lewisham ● Merton ● Newham ● Southwark ● Sutton ● Tower Hamlets ● Wandsworth ● Westminster
If you live in these boroughs then pop into your local library to find out more. Don’t forget to pick up a very attractive bookmark.
SPINE in Previous Years
We’ve had an exceptional time with SPINE in previous years that we had to collate it all in an archive. This page contains some of the programming, the libraries that took art, artwork created and all the artists in residence that took part.
Head over to our SPINE Archive page to discover more.
SPINE is produced by Apples and Snakes in partnership with Brent Library. In previous years, it has been supported by John Lyon’s Charity and Arts Council England. We also would like to thank library authorities across London.
Photo credit: Suzi Corker